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Thread: Kahr CW9 8 Round Magazine: Why does it have 2 springs and a leather buffer?

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    Default Kahr CW9 8 Round Magazine: Why does it have 2 springs and a leather buffer?

    Hi, I disassembled my Kahr CW9 mag and noticed that there are 2 springs inside and they are connected by a piece of leather as a buffer between them. I was pretty shocked to discover this and haven't trusted the magazine ever since. I haven't had any reliability issues with it, but it seems like a Rube Goldberg design. I've been thinking about ordering a replacement mag spring which appears to a one solid piece. Have any of you guys encountered the leather buffer setup like this? Have they been reliable for you? I wonder if Kahr will replace it for free in my case.

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    I have not seen or heard of it. There are a few here that are much more in the know than myself though, so maybe someone else here has seen that. Doesnít sound factory if you ask me. Might be a bit more Bubba than Rube Goldberg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BirdsThaWord View Post
    Might be a bit more Bubba than Rube Goldberg.
    Bubba Goldberg!

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    I would just buy a Wolff (gunsprings) mag spring:
    Springs for ALL MODELS Semi-Auto Pistols (gunsprings.com)
    I have replaced all my Kahr mag springs with these, all +5%xp
    A pack of 3 springs is $17.29 +tax/shipping.
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    ^^^^What he said... it is my understanding that Kahr springs are made by Wolff so you can't go wrong. I've never heard of the double spring/leather set up. I agree with Bird, don't sound like a factory set up to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bawanna View Post
    ^^^^What he said... it is my understanding that Kahr springs are made by Wolff so you can't go wrong. I've never heard of the double spring/leather set up. I agree with Bird, don't sound like a factory set up to me.
    The Wolff spring is on the way. It was also a bit cheaper than the spring on the official Kahr site.

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    Iím wondering if it had a plastic or metal follower? Maybe somebody did some kind of hodgepodge setup with magguts springs or something. If I remember right the magguts changes the CW9 mag from 7 to 8 rounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yqtszhj View Post
    Iím wondering if it had a plastic or metal follower? Maybe somebody did some kind of hodgepodge setup with magguts springs or something. If I remember right the magguts changes the CW9 mag from 7 to 8 rounds.
    It appears to have a stock kahr plastic follower.

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    Curiosity led me to my Kahr 9-8 mags... nope, just a one-piece spring.

    I wonder... that last round or two can be a bear to load, I wonder if someone tried to cut a coil or 3 to ease the loading effort... and then had problems.

    Putting it back together... I'll tell you what... that's a LOT of spring to stuff back up in that body!

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